Tuesday, 21 May 2019
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by Jon Swain

£30m grant fund announced

In the autumn last year, Government announced they would commit a further £30 million to the next round of the popular small grants scheme for agriculture. The small grants programme is an important part of the Improving Countryside Productivity scheme funded by the Rural Development Programme for
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

UK has first coal-free week for a century

Read our top five energy related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability. In this blog, we
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A greenhouse with its roof vents open
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by Steve Leil

CCL horticulture sector saves over £3 million

A number of Horticultural businesses registered on the NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme have now completed their third Target Period reporting at the start of 2019. Data submissions have been presented to the Environment Agency and the results have been issued to all operators.
Thursday, 09 May 2019
A collection of light blubs hanging from the ceiling
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by Jodie Hisgett

Our NFU Electricity Buying Groups go monthly…

Our ever-popular NFU Electricity Buying Groups will now be run monthly, providing more flexibility and making them easier to join for members.
Tuesday, 07 May 2019
A herd of cows stood in a field in the English countryside.
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by Oli Coe

Net Zero… the UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

On the 02 May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released a report titled ‘Net Zero, The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’, which outlines targets and recommendations for all sectors across the UK, Scottish and Welsh economies, aimed at achieving a reduction in net Greenhouse
Thursday, 02 May 2019
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by Jon Swain

Energising energy – what next?

Against a background of volatile energy prices, changing energy policy and diminishing government incentives for renewables. What opportunity does energy hold for farmers and growers?
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Storm Hannah arrives in the nick of time

The rain has come just at the right time for anyone thinking about planting Miscanthus this spring. With record breaking temperatures in February and over Easter and wall to wall sunshine, farmland was starting to become worryingly dry. Farmers and gardeners across the UK were metaphorically doing
Thursday, 25 April 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

All about mushrooms

Today we are representing GrowSave* at the Mushroom Conference and on hand to answer any energy-related questions. The conference aims to bring together the industry during a time of major change, uncertainty and opportunity.
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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by Jon Swain

The ups and downs of vertical farming

The term Vertical Farming (VF) can be used to define a variety of concepts. For some, it might conjure up images of tall structures with plants growing on the outside, while others may imagine multiple racks within shipping containers.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
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by Jodie Hisgett

When is the best time to sign a fixed contract?

Simply put… there isn’t a steadfast rule to this and it isn’t always in the summer which is a common misconception.

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